TRANQUILITY Part 11 [ Escape From Miranda ]

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 5:45 AM


"...'aven't done nothin' wrong... LATELY, Cap'n. If'n ye remember, Oi was on the lamb for smugglin' when Oi came aboard with that disk. But Oi got a stay outta jail free card..."

Michael opens a small case, and takes out a small bottle, drops a few drops in each eye, and holler's like he's been shot.

"That's 'otter than the devil's outhouse in summer! Whoa! Thees 'ere is liquid caffeine, makes the eyes dialate something fierce, feels like theys gonna walk away on me. But moi retina's so stretched and puckered for the next day or so, no scanner made would ID me."

He slips on some dark goggles and shakes his head.

"Tha's better. Now Oi see a big dark blur, not a big white blur. Let's go."


Tuesday, July 7, 2009 6:11 AM


"shiny! WASH, take us into the world. drop us a mile from HANCOCK.
MICHAEL and i will walk the rest of the way there, so as not to draw any attention.
then wait for my signal to fly over the train, and start the job, dong ma?" - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Tuesday, July 7, 2009 9:06 AM


Wash-Sounds easy,I fly and you guys go steal a prisoner from a train of alliance troops.Nothing to it*leaves to plot a course*


Tuesday, July 7, 2009 11:21 AM


shiny in disbelief, watches Michael as he puts the drops in his eye's. She stares at him for a few seconds.
Then she walks over to Oreo,"You trust me not to drop You?"

Oreo, "You Drop me and Your coming to."

Shiny smirks. "it's kinda tempting."

Shiny looks over at Terry, "you wanna help me
get a pulley system together, Theirs cable in the cargo bay."

Shiny walks with terry to the cargo bay and they start putting some useful supplies in a pile.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5:40 AM


Michael sits in the co-pilots seat across from Wash.
"Ah Hancock, Oi've been 'ere afore, ages ago."

Wash looks over at him.
"Yea, what brought you to a backwater like Hancock?"

Michael doesn't respond. He doesn't even blink.

Mikhail Semyonov, now a full agent of the Alliance, walks up the hill towards Hancock with his 'brothers', the two other agents in his team. The mission was straight-forward. Locate a particularly loud and convincing Independence activist, find a quiet place to stop his heart and silence his voice.
Mikhail tugged at the blue gloves of his blue hermetically-sealed undersuit. He'd not quite gotten used to it yet.
"Mike, you take out the target, we'll deal with the witnesses and any recording devices. We'll blame it on Reavers, so make the violence look *ahem* passionate." Mike just nodded curtly, as the three men in black suits walked into the town's main saloon. There sat the target, poor fool. Mike walked over and puts a gloved hand on the man's shoulder and speaks in his crisp, neutral tone:
"Three by three, we shall set you free."
Carnage ensued.

Wash leans over and taps Michael on the shoulder.
"Hey, you alright? You were saying as how you've been to Hancock before..."

The glare Michael turns on Wash makes him back off, a bit frightened. Then the look is gone, and Michael's usual sardonic smile is back.

"Sorry lad, bad memory. No, Oi've never been to Hancock. But Oi knew a scary feller that came here once, ages ago. How long till we land?"


Wednesday, July 8, 2009 3:30 PM


Wash-*looking confused*ok...well it won't be long,Hancocks not far if you need to get anything before the "job" you might want to go get it now.


Wednesday, July 8, 2009 5:09 PM


the captain walks on to the bridge as MICHAEL and WASH finish their conversation.

"bring her down just over those hills WASH.
MICHAEL, get your things. we have a long walk before we get to our 1st stop."

SHADOW points out the window of the bridge.

"you can see HANCOCK just before the horizon."

"SHINY, get TERRY to help you set up the winch in the cargo bay.
if that isn't working, you'll have to lower OREO and pull him back up by hand... which isn't happening." - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Thursday, July 9, 2009 6:54 AM


Michael rummages through the mess in his bunk, tosses his usual bowler hat aside, and dons a long duster and a very wide brimmed hat.

Out in the cargo hold, he opens his weapons case and stores his usual weapons of choice. Instead he takes out two small, black bladed knives with wrapped handles. He locks and stashes the case again.

Terry, who's helping Shiny prep the winch, notices the odd weapons and waggles his eyebrows in question.

"These 'ere are obsidian stone blades, 'and chipped by a Red Man from Earth Tha' Was. Sharper than any steel, but irreplaceable ifn they break. So Oi only use 'em when carrying steel might draw unwanted attention, metal detectors and weapon sensors look these beauties over like they was me own bones."

The knives seemingly disappear somewhere into his coat or shirt.

Shiny looked over at Michael's explanation, and now is shaking her head as she returns to working out the winch cable.

"Michael, I'm really glad you're on our side, because your right scary with your bugged out eyes and magical knife tricks. You know that right?"

" 'Every day is a negotiation. Sometimes with a gun.' " Tha's whot they say out in tha black. Oi just found that a knoif never runs short o ammo."

Shadow walks in, also dressed for a walk under the sun, and punches the comm to the bridge.

"We're ready, when you put us groundside, Wash. Be sure to keep TQ flyin' whilst we're gone."


Friday, July 17, 2009 3:08 PM


WASH lands TRANQUILITY a mile outside of town.

SHADOW and MICHAEL begin the walk into town.

the sun and heat are already taking their toll.



Monday, July 20, 2009 6:11 PM


Wash-(COM)Well I'll start heading over PARADISO see you there captain.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009 9:50 AM


shiny and Terry finish with the winch. Oreo walks into the cargo bay.

Shiny, looks at Oreo while she wipes her hand on her pants. "we're done. Nothing to do now but wait for Wash to give us the go."

Shiny starts picking up the scraps of the floor.
Oreo and Terry just stare at each other for a moment then Oreo walks out.

Terry,"Is he always that Friendly?"

Shiny," laughs, Yeah."

She puts the scraps under the floor grate for now.

She then hopes up on a crate and waits.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009 10:11 AM


SHADOW 'coms back to WASH:
"lay low, no need getting the feds lookin' at us."

SHADOW and MICHAEL finally get to the train station in HANCOCK and wait for the next train to a PARADISO.

"MICHAEL you ok? you look nervous."

an ALLIANCE regiment begins to assemble on the far end of the platform. - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Wednesday, July 22, 2009 8:29 AM


"Mother Mary's intimate apparel, Cap'n! O' course Oi'm nervous. Oi got the face o' wanted man, being as Oi am a wanted man. We's kidnappin' a bloke what might well be mah longlost brother, an there's a nest o' purple bellies standin' over there, eyein' yourn brown coat."

They take a few steps before he speaks again.

"Not tha' a little nerves ain't never 'urt no one up to some mischief. Jus' gets the adrineline runnin' 'ot, so's when Oi 'ave to knoif someone, they're really gonna feel it. We'll be foin, Cap'n. Unless yer gettin' jittery..."


Saturday, July 25, 2009 4:24 AM


i'm shiny.

those soldiers won't give us any trouble.
war's over."

the train pulls into the station and the two men board the train, along with many other passengers and the ALLIANCE regiment.

"ok MICHAEL, lay low. if those soldiers see someone who looks just like their prisoner,
they will be very curious, to say the least." - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:51 PM


(shinyfrye and terry still standing next to each other)

so, what is the exact deal with that guy? you told we alittle back on that god forsaken rock, but i mean he doesn't speak to anyone. got a mighty chip on his shoulder. and you guys keep him part of the crew.

(shiny grins starring in the direction Oreo walked off in)

he's good at what he does?

and whats that?

Killin. Revenge. Savin our asses on more then one occassion.

the perfect weapon it's sounds like.

thats what he was made to do?

Made? You mean born?

He was born, yes. He was born Skye L Jordson. Kat is his sister. The alliance killed kidnapped and killed their father. Then returned and kidnapped him and his mother. Did horriable experiments on him. his mother died about 10 months backs after we rescued her.

what kinda experiments did they do?

The mix his blood and dna with that of a reaver.


Keep your voice down idiot! he's only half reaver.

so you guys keep a ruttin reaver...

half reaver...

whatever. you guys that guy on board with you. are you guys insane. he could go insane. kill everyone.

He's had his fair share of colorful days. shot the captain once and his done some harm to me, but its not his fault. the things that the alliance have done to him... his since of reality is just wooly. he would never kill any of us...well maybe EL.


Nevermind. he's part of this crew thats all that matters.

so, what is he to you?

(Shinyfrye gives Terry a death glare)

Thats none of your gorram business.

(Terry throws his hands in the arms as if to say "i give up")

This crew is strange.

and we like it that way.


Thursday, July 30, 2009 1:34 PM


SHADOW and MICHAEL take their seats on the train,
near the alliance regiment that is holding the prisoner.

they can just barely see the prisoner.

"he doesn't look that much like you." - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Tuesday, August 4, 2009 10:17 AM


Shiny stares at Terry for a moment then speaks....
This crew might be strange but we're family.

Terry, Oreo's family to you then.

Shiny knowing what Terry is trying to get at takes a deep breath, "fine You wanna know about Oreo and I, well....It's complicated. One minuet he acts human and the next well he's insane. But let's something straight, I'm my own person I do what I want and when I want. no one owns me."

Terry, "so the problem is You don't know what you want.....Typical."

Shiny, I know what I want right now and that's to get this stinking job done.

Shiny walks over to the com and hit's it. "wash
you hear anything for the Captain and Michael?"

shiny ends com, She watches Terry as she waits for a reply.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009 11:03 AM


SHADOW and MICHAEL, begin conjuring a plan to distract the soldiers guarding MICHAELS brother.

"MICHAEL, i'm going to hack the environmental controls to fool the trains computer into thinking that there's a gas leak."

SHADOW pulls out a small device from his browncoat.

"see if you can 'aquire' a train conductor uniform from storage - or a 'volunteer'. then we'll start the evacuation.
that should cause enough of a distraction to reduce the number of guards, as they file out of the train, therefore increasing our chances of success." - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Wednesday, August 5, 2009 3:56 AM


Wash (com)-no word yet but they should be almost ready by now.I'll let ya know if we make contact.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009 4:24 PM


(terry begins pacing)

do all the crime's this crew plan take this long?

Just be lucky no one is shooting at us. Yet.

(Oreo returns and sits down against a wall)

i see our angry friend has returned. have a nice walk did ya?

(oreo stares at terry. a sudden feeling of uneasiness overcomes terry. he walks over to shiny and whispers in her ear)

the guy is a reaver and he's creeping my out

(shiny grins and speaks out loud)

What? Oreo creepy? I hadn't noticed. He's seems like such a nice guy.

(Terry jumps and throws a finger infront of his lips)

are you crazy or something? why would you say that out loud? sayin it loud enough for him....

(Terry turns around and find oreo standing right behind him)

(Nervous) Terry
Look big guy, i was only foolin round...

I'd run if i was you.

run? why?

(shiny looks at oreo)

he don't look none to happy with you.

(terry looks at oreo and thinks to himself)

he looks exactly as he always does. scary and ready to kill someone.

(Terry quickly moves away and ducks down behind stairwell. shiny chuckles)

the guy is an absolute wimp.

(She looks to oreo who seems to be anixous about something)

Whats with you?

This job. why hasn't there been any contact yet?

Captain com'ed a few awhile ago. told to wait till he said so.

(Oreo lets out a sigh and sits back up against the wall and closes his eyes. shiny continues to stare at him)

theres something else. whats going on with you?

(Oreo continues to sit with his eyes closed waiting to here back from the captain)


Monday, August 10, 2009 10:35 AM


Shiny stares at Oreo, she goes to say something
but then stops herself. she never knows what kinda response she would get from him.

She stares at the floor. she starts thinking of her mother. Shiny misses her mother a lot she pictures her laugh. shiny smiles, She loved the way her mother laughed.

ReaverReaper , "Shiny, I haven't seen u smile like that since......well since never. What Are You Thinking about?"

Shiny looks up at ReaverReaper, both surprised and annoyed.

Shiny rolls her eye's, "It's not about you, that's for sure.
Shiny sarcastically, "don't you have a hole or something to go hide in?!

Shiny slides herself of the crate. "tough guy."

Shiny starts laughing, Oreo opens his eyes and looks at her then closes them again.

Shiny trying to control herself starts pacing the floor ....waiting.

...Also, I can kill you with my brain.


Wednesday, August 12, 2009 1:24 PM


(On Miranda)

(Elbarto and the others are at the base of the black tower. El looks back at his group, still in the cover of the trees. They weren't able to rescue very many people at the bunker, only one man two women and 4 children. It had taken them 3 days to get here. El was finding out the hard way how much civilians slow you down.)

El: Looks pretty quiet. (hands the binoculars to Lao.)

Lao: The one woman said that before they were attacked they were picking up computer activity from this monitoring station. It looks empty now though. I don't see a ship.

El: they may have hidden it in the jungle. I would have.

(El pulls out a silenced .45 with his right hand and unsheathes a hunting knife with his left. Lao does the same.)

El: Claire, you stay back with the group Lao and I will breach.

(El and Lao breach the bunker with no complication. Inside, El gives hand signals for Lao to go right. El goes left. El goes up a couple levels, and down a couple of corridors.)

(El hears people talking and heads towards the voices. El turns the corner and raises his weapon.....only to see two very familiar faces.

El: Kat! O2!

Kat and O2: El!

El: What the hell is going on here?!

When you can't run you crawl. When you can't do know the rest.


Sunday, August 30, 2009 10:06 AM


MICHAEL hacks into the trains computer system and sets off the alarm.

the train slows to a stop.

train conductor:
"sorry for the delay folks. looks like we have a gas leak somewhere onboard, so i have to ask everyone to disembark here temporarily."

the passengers all start to disembark.
slowly they become a crowd, standing outside the train in a desert.

SHADOW thinks:


Sunday, September 6, 2009 5:12 AM


as the train is emptied of its passengers, SHADOW looks around for MICHAEL.
no sign of him anywhere.



Tuesday, September 8, 2009 11:29 AM


~com~Your coming thought loud and clear captain.Are you ready for me to bring serenity around?


Tuesday, September 8, 2009 1:46 PM


"yeah, do it.
I just found a note from Michael written in code, in my browncoat.
Michael somehow freed his brother from the Alliance squad, and escaped.
he had help on the inside - corrupt guard I'm guessing.
I overheard a soldier on his 2-way, telling his superior 'the subject is missing'.
the rest of the guards are trying to look for them in a casual way - without bringing attention to it.
This won't last long, they'll start interrogating us passengers soon.
I'll sneak back towards the direction the train was coming from, look for me a mile behind the train, and south of the tracks." - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Thursday, September 10, 2009 10:58 AM


~com~sure thing capt were headed out now.

Wash:Shiny were headeding off looks like michal went solo for this one tell oreo hes safe.*grining*althogh i kinda wanted to see him jump.


Friday, September 18, 2009 4:20 PM


SHADOW slips away from the crowd and walks back in the direction that the train came from.

he hides just off the rail path and waits for TRANQUILITY to appear overhead. - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Friday, October 16, 2009 8:41 AM


WASH:*spots SHADOW and lands TRANQUILITY.*


Friday, October 16, 2009 1:00 PM


ALLIANCE soldiers on the top of a hill just above SHADOW scan the area with binoculars.
they finally spot SHADOW hiding behind some rocks.

at that moment, they hear the loud blast of a ships engine overhead, racing towards SHADOW.

TRANQUILITY lands just a few yards past him.

"it's about ruttin' time!"

SHADOW runs out from behind the rocks he was hiding behind and heads towards TRANQUILITY, as her bay door slowly opens.

the ALLIANCE soldiers charge down the hill in hot pursuit... - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Friday, October 30, 2009 5:13 PM


SHADOW runs up the ramp and signals WASH to take off.
the ALLIANCE soldiers begin to fire at SHADOW, but the rising ramp blocks the bullets - save 1.

TRANQUILITY takes off and leaves atmo'

SHADOW slumps against the wall of the air lock and slowly slides down until he's sitting with his back against the wall - leaving a red trail on the wall behind him.
distant words echo in his head:~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~be part of my firefly crew~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Sunday, November 1, 2009 5:22 PM


(as the captain begins to lose conscienceness, a sudden wieghtless overtakes him. he opens his eyes only to stares at a blurred image.)

Captain- Am i dead? Are you the devil?

Blurred image- Close...

(another voice fills the air around the captain)

Voice- quickly! get him in here!

Blurred image- Im coming, im coming. the captain ain't exactly light you know.

(suddenly the cqptain snaps to and his focus regains)

Captain- Oreo!?

Oreo- oh now you know me? a minute ago i was the devil.

voice- hurry up will ya, he's losing alot of blood.

(The captain turns his head in the direction of the voice.)

Captain- Shiny?

Shiny- try not talk captain. you took a bullet or three...again.I think i can get the fragments out.

(The Captain rolls in eyes in disbelief)

Captain- shes thinks...SHE THINKS.

(Oreo lowers the captain onto the gernery as shiny tosses a morphine shot to him.)

shiny- dope him...

(Before oreo sticks the needle in the captain suddenly grabs his arm and gives shiny a look of sarcastic concern)

Captain- If i don't make it...I...I...

(The captain fades out from the effects of tye shot.Oreo tosses the needle aways and then grabs the captains hand and removes it from his arm)

Oreo- she'll take care of you and you know it.

(shiny flashes a tiny smile at oreo. Oreo, stone faced only stares at her.)

Oreo- if you need me, i'll be on the bridge with that chump pilot. com me.

(oreo leaves the room and shiny begins her work while muttering to herself)

Shiny- i was trying to say thank you...asshole.

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Sunday, November 1, 2009 5:30 PM


(oreo silently makes his way towards the brigde. washs voice slowly becoming audible)

(wash on com with shiny)

Wash- ok. ok. but the captain is ok right? ok, ill com you back when i get a course plotted.

(wash ends the com)

Wash(talking to himself)- ok, now i need to figure out where we're going...

(voice from behind)

voice- how about Nilo?

(Wash jumps in his seat startled at the voice behind him.

Wash- Holy...Jesus and mary...god...Oreo! Gorram ...

Oreo- really? i don't they heard you.

Wash- qwhen did you...where? don't you ever make noise when you walk?

Oreo- i try not to.

(wash recollects himself)

Wash- ok. ok what is Nilo?

Oreo just a place i know. safe, outta the way. gotta town there too. restock and fuel. doctors too.

Wash-i gotta run it by the captain

Oreo- figure the captains gonna out for a few hours. still he's gonna need a proper doc, shiny can only do so much.

Wash- alright! i'll run it past shiny and see what she...annnnnnd he's gone. seriously that guy creeps me out. (nervous chuckle) doesnt make noise when he walks...i wonder if he holds his breathe too.


Monday, November 2, 2009 4:50 AM


SHADOW feels himself floating upward, and getting colder.

then getting warmer.
he sees a bright light, but before he reaches it a dark figure appears in front of him - blocking his path to the light.

words begin to echo:

~~~your work here is not yet finished~~~~
~~~where are you?~~~
~~~i can give you everything you want~~~
~~~follow me~~~


Monday, November 2, 2009 7:13 PM


(oreo re-enters the med bay)

Shiny- captains talkin in his sleep.

Oreo- most of these meds are so out dated, be thankful thats all he's doin.

(even though the words coming from oreo were seroius,shiny finds a little bit of humor in and tries to keep from smiling)

Shiny- So, where have you been?

Oreo- just having a chat with that dwarf pilot.

Shiny- don't tell me you was bein mean to him. oreo, i swear, i will shoot you if...

Oreo- calm down, the guy is still breathin. i suggested a plot course to him. somewhere outta the way that has doctors for the cap. he's supposed to com you. see what you think.

(a surprised look overtakes shiny)

Shiny- you're actually doing something useful...other then killing and throwing psychotic fits.

(shiny instantly catches herself on her words)

shiny- oreo, im sorry. i didn't...

(oreo turns and begins to leave)

Oreo- its okay. i guess i must be slipping. com me in my bunk once you talk to the dwarf.

Shiny- Oreo.

(oreo stops)

Oreo- What?

Shiny- Where?

Oreo- from where we are now. 4 days ride...Nilo.

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Tuesday, November 3, 2009 5:05 AM



beep... beep... beep...
beep...............beep... - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Tuesday, November 3, 2009 7:37 PM


(shiny stays close to the captain as she listens to him talk in his sleep)

Shiny- we are a messed up crew, even when we're sleep.

(suddenly wash's voice chimes in over the com)

***wash com***

shiny?! shiny?! you down there?

***end com***

***Shiny com***

Yeah. what do you need?

***end com***


Oreo was up here alittle while ago. he gave me a suggestion for a new place to head to.

***end com***


Yeah, Nilo.



so you talked to him already. what do you think? he said there was a town there and apparently doctors for the captain.

***end com***


well, the captain is gonna need a doctor. and we probably could use some time to relax off ship. get restocked and all...



so we're going?






Okay, i hope the captain will be ok with this. I've looked up the coordinates on the cortex. from what it looks like, its gonna take about 4 days. i can go hard burn and maybe cut that to three, maybe two and a half days.



you're the pilot.


(shiny ends her conversation with wash and slowly turns her head staring into a dark corner of the med bay.)

Shiny- whats in Nilo? you've never mentioned it before.

(oreo steps from the darkness)

Oreo- you're assuming something?

Shiny- NO. well, yes...i don't know. but the last few times you suggest an out of the way place something has happened. you remember slias 5 right. i watched, oreo as the whole place went up, i watched you...

(shiny stops as a tear rolls down her cheek)

Shiny- I....I just can't...

Oreo- it is a place i know. thats all. i have no enemies there.

Shiny- then how do you know of it?

Oreo- Its not important.

Shiny- And this...always this. this, this mysteriousness. talk to me. I am trying very hard to hold on to my feelings but you're making it hard. i don't need you to protect me you know. btu damnit oreo,i have feeling for you and if you're going to return them...

Oreo- ...When i escaped from silas 5. i hitched a ride on this old trans u transport. there was this old guy onboard. always gave this curious eye, like he knew i was different and in trouble. after about a week in the black he comes over to and says "son, i dont know you or anything about your past. but i can see your heart and though it is filled with hate and revenge i know there is some good left. You run from something. and as long as you stay on this ship, the thing you run from will never be far behind. Nilo." and then the old coot walked away. thought the guy to be crazy, but something inside of me believed him. i got off a the first avaiable port, high jacked a long range skiff and made my way to Nilo.

Shiny-So why did you leave? obvisouly, the alliance didn't know where you were.

Oreo-...revenge. i wanted blood. i wanted to hear the ones who turned me into the freak i am, scream.

(Shiny stares at oreo)

Shiny- you promise there is nothing but a reglar town, with regular people.

(oreo glares at shiny. shiny instantly draws her gun and aims it oreo)

Shiny- you promise! or i'll shoot you!

(oreo walks over to shiny and stops. the barrel of the gun pressing against oreo chest right over his heart.)

Oreo- I...promise

(shiny slowly lowers her gun. oreo turns and leaves. shiny holsters her gun and look down at the captain)

Shiny- we are messed up. arent we?

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009 4:08 AM


SHINY leaves the room for a moment with OREO.

SHADOW mumbles:
"hard burn"

then he thinks:
'i hope they don't think i said heart burn.'

thinks some more:
'NISKA's not gonna be happy when he finds out that we didn't find his man back on PARADISO.' - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:30 AM


(Shiny rushes after oreo)

Shiny- Hey, not that i have anything to be sorry about...but,i'm sorry. We've been through alot. You. Me. this whole crew. you know that. and you know Niska gonna be comin down on us soon enough.

Oreo- We'll deal with Niska when the time comes. So enough, the captain will come up with something.

(Shiny tilts her head slightly and cracks a grin)

Shiny- so, whats Nilo like?

Oreo- It's probably the closet thing to paradise you can get that is alliance controlled. Trees, fields. The folks there are welcoming to strangers.

Shiny- You know we're low on supplies. actually, i'm hoping wash'll cut the trip down to about 2 days seein as thats about the extent of our food supplies.

(A realization suddenly hits Oreo)

Oreo- what ever happened to that weasel Terry?

(Shiny gives oreo a face of confusion)

Shiny- I don't know and who cares? But we are running short on hands around here. Maybe we can finds some new crew on Nilo.

Oreo- Doubt it. People there are pretty content with the way things are around.

Shiny- That's right, it's a paradise

(Oreo smiles)

Oreo- Only if you let be. If you need me i'll be in my bunk.

(In the brigde wash suddnely recieves a hail from inbound alliance cruiser)

Cruiser- Transport vessel Firefly. This Alliance ship "Monger". Do you recieve?

(Wash listens in)

Wash- in "War Monger".

(Instantly he grabs for the com)


Shiny, Oreo! We've just been buzzed by an inbound alliance cruiser. we've been hailed.


Oreo- That ain't good.





We copy. hold on.


Oreo- think we should high tail it.

Shiny- we can't. we go for a hard burn now we wont have enough to make it to nilo. we'll be dead in the water even if we do manage to out run them.

(Back on the bridge)

Cruiser Monger- Again, transport vessel Firefly. This is Alliance ship "Monger". Power down and prepare to be board. Any attempt of hostile acts will result in your immediate termination. Do you copy?

(Wash switchs frequenices)

Wash- Oh, copy that monger, we are powering down now. may i ask for the nature of your visit?

Cruiser Monger- Just power down and prepare to be boarded. I want all crew visible and in the cargo hold. Is that clear?

Wash- Copy that.


Guys, Stand by to be boarded


Oreo- Damn, this really ain't good.

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Thursday, November 5, 2009 6:33 PM


SHADOW on the edge of consciousness:
"is it christmas?"
"inbound wubba who?" - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Saturday, November 7, 2009 5:09 PM


(shiny and Oreo are standing in the walkway when a voice cuts through the chaos)

Voice- Whats going on! Hello!

(Shiny turns in the direction of the voice and begins running. only after a few feet she enters the infirmary to see the captain sitting up holding his side)

Shiny- captain? you're awake.

Captain- what in the hell is going on? why is the ships power off.

Shiny- Alliance. they're getting ready to board us.

Captain- Hu dahn. Ok, get everyone in the cargo hold, now!

(shiny bolts outta the room. rushing to find oreo and get to wash. the captain braces himself and slide off the gerney and onto the floor. after a few long minutes he emerges from the infirmary. walking with a slight limp from the pain and heads to the cargo hold.finally reaching the stairs, he decsends down, his eyes glancing over to the other set of stairs and seeing shiny and wash coming down as well.)

Captain- Where's Oreo?

Shiny- I don't know.

Captain- Well has anyone seen the gorram idiot!

Shiny- i was standing with him before i came into the infirmary. after i left to get wash, i wasn't there.

Wash- i haven't seen since he was on the bridge a few hours ago.

Captain- that damn reaver is going to do something stupid. i know it. okay, when the alliance boards, don't speak unles spoken to. dong ma?

Wash and Shiny- yep. got it.

(Suddenly a jolt rocks the ship)

CCaptain- i take it our guests have arrived.

(After a few moments, a loud thunk of alliance official knocking on the outter bay door. the captain motions for wash to open it. wash struggles a moment with the heavy door but gets it open. 4 alliance guards rush in, weapons trained on the two. The high brass alliance official steps, while motioning for wash to rejoin his crew.)

A.Brass- I am Lt. Jason Alexander Harvo. And i pretty sure you're wondering as to the nature of this visit?

Captain- The thought has entered my mind,yes.

Harvo- Well (lifts up a clipboard and flips a page), captain Shadow. This is nothing more then a routine inspection. Lucky You. We dont normal get this old firefly ship this far out in the black. and from what it seems like, you've had more then one run in with the alliance.

Captain- We have and we've been on the striaght and narrow since then.

Harvo- I'm sure you have.

Captain- So, is this your crew. seems a bit,small. I have a document listing at least 9 crew member. (the Lt begins reading names).

Kat Jordson
Terry Yu
Storm and summer
Oh, the alliance weapon Operation reaver Echo One.

Tell me, what happened to Echo One?

Captain- Wow, i figured with you being all high alliance brass you would know.

Harvo- Captain, i have no time for games. Now you can either answer my very simple question or rot in a prison cell while i have orders carried out to dismantle this piece of scrap metal.


Captain- Shut Up Shiny...

Shiny- but captain, did you...

Captain- Quiet.

(the captain focuses his attention back to harvo)

Captain- He's dead.

Harvo-(very drool) He's dead?

Captain- Back on silas 5, he stayed behind so we could escape and so he could make sure that whole damn place went up.

(Harvo cracks his neck and shifts his weight from one side to the other)

Harvo- well, isn't the hero of the hour. ruttin waste of alliance time and money that one was. so,tell me captain, my men won't find any of these people on this ship will they?

Captain- if they do, then they're real good at playin hide and seek cause i didn't know they were here.

Harvo- cute captain. but i'm not here to be entertained by some space trach independant.these people better not be on board.

Captain- I'm sure you find them to be else where.

(Hours go by and slowly the allinace soldiers return to the cargo hold)

A.guard 1- nothing sir. no ones on board but these three.

A.Guard 2,3and 4- Same here sir.

Harvo- anything illegal?

A.guard 3- just a few outted documents for the ship.

(Harvo glares at the captain)

Harvo- well, captain shadow, i guess you get to keep flying.

Captain- thats what im best at.

Harvo- Okay, lets return to the ship. oh, by the way captain, where might you be heading?

(The captain gives harvo a piercing stare.)

Captain- Persephone.

Harvo- Persephone huh? well, you might wanna turn around and head there. wrong direction.

(the captain grins)

Captain- Really? See wash i told we needed to get that nav unit replaced. we've been flyin in the wrong direction for god knows how long.

(Wash gives the captain a confused look)

Wash- but captain...

Captain- no but's, when we get to persephone, get it fixed or replace it dong ma?

Wash- uummmm....xie-xie captain?

(The captain turns and smiles at harvo. harvo frowns and turns and leave. the lets out a sigh and makes his way over and closes the hatch.)

Captain- Alright get tranquility up and going and some one find that useless reaver!

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Sunday, November 8, 2009 8:12 AM


"WASH, after the ALLIANCE cruiser is out of range -
go to silent running."

"we need a job that's nowhere near NISKA"



Monday, November 9, 2009 10:37 AM


(wash returns to the bridge and shiny takes off in search of oreo the captain sits himself down atop a cargo crate.)

Captain- My sky is gettin awful crowded these days.

(Suddenly a thought enters the captain head. he reaches into the pocket of his browncaot and pull out his com.)

Captain- Oreo, if you would so kinda remove yourself from the ventalation shaft I would kinda appreciate it.

(in an instant the metal grate just ahead of the captain crashes down onto the floor of the cargo hold and oreo jumps down. The captain coms shiny to join them in the cargo hold.)

Shiny- on my way captain.

(moments later shiny appears, slightly surprised to see oreo standing there with the captain)

Shiny- Where were you?

Captain-In his favorite hiding place.

Shiny- the ventalation shaft. why do we always forget about that?

(the captain turns to face oreo)

Oreo- So, what was that about?

Captain- just the alliance pretending to absolute. So i hear we're heading to Nilo. why?

Oreo- its outta the way. alliance got no hold there. won't find any trouble there.

Shiny-Plus we can restock, refuel and get you to a proper doc.

Captain- Thats all great. But what are the possiblities we find us a job?

Oreo- what kinda job were you thinkin?

Captain- something we can get some major coin from...maybe a bank job.

(Oreo rubs his chin)

Oreo- know me a fella there. goes by the name, Mad Cat.

Captain- Mad Cat?!

Oreo- he truly is, but he always seem to have his nose in deep with folks lookin for hire.

(The captain shift is weight all to relieve the pain in his body)

Captain- Shiny. alright then. When we get there, shiny, i want you and wash to take care of the ship and resupply on what we ain't got. Oreo, you go have a talk with your man and get us a job. I get myself checked out with the local M.D and we're meet back here. I don't want any unwanted attention. we do what we gotta get down and we're off that rock and back in the black.

Shiny- Xie-xie captain.

(Oreo just nods his head)

captain- shiny, hows tranquility runnin?

Shiny- grav boot gonna need be replaced soon. port thrusters are gonna need some work.

Captain- Just, try and keep things workin.

Shiny- but captain, if we don't...

Captain- just fix'em or patch'em up, whatever it is you do. dong ma?

Shiny- yes captain.

(Shiny walks off mumbling to herself)

Shiny- we need the parts and he just expects me to do patch work. when its come to engine's he doesn't know anything.

Captain- I HEARD THAT!

(Shiny shouts back)


(the captain smiles)

Captain- she's so cute when she's angry about engine parts (turns to oreo), isn't sh...aaaaand he's gone. I really wish he'd stop doing that.

(The captain pulls out his com again and coms wash)


Okay wash, lefts get tranquility going again and head to Nilo. I'll be up in a minute to brief you on what going on.



You got it captain.


Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Friday, November 13, 2009 10:45 AM


(Its been alittle over 3 days since the crew had there encounter with the alliance ship "Monger". Oreo, sits in the cargo bay cleaning his guns. Shiny is hard at work keeping tranquility running, the captain is on the bridge rubbing his head due to the annoying singing coming from wash)

Wash- I'm a pilot of a ship called tranquility
i don't know where im going
or where i'll be
but i don't really mind
flying blind
cause, i'm a pilot of a ship...

Captain- What? you can't think of a word that rhymes with "Ship"?

Wash- Ah, no, it's seems we've reached our destination. Nilo, dead ahead.

(the captain mutters to himself)

Captain- thank you.

(Wash pulls up a schematic of the terrian)

Wash- yes. yes. yes. yes

Captain- Yes? yes what?

Wash- that's nilo alright.

(the captain rolls his eyes)

Captain- I thought we knew that already Einstein?

Wash- yeah, but...

Captain- how long till we break atmo?

Wash- uuummmmm...e.t.a...20 mins.

Captain- Okay, locate that town Oreo was talking about and find us a nice shady spot about 10 miles on the outskirt.

(Wash immediatley buries his face into the schematic. the captain grabs the com.)


Okay folks, in about 20 mins time we'll be landing on nilo. so get ready.


(shiny stands up and stretches her back)

Shiny- Finally.

(In the cargo bay oreo, removes a cleaner from the barrel of his gun and places it into a wooden case. He eyes weapon and admires his detailing.)

Oreo-...Just in case.

Go n-eírí an bóthar leat. - May the road rise with you.


Friday, November 13, 2009 4:11 PM


on the bridge SHADOW finishes downloading a secret transmission to a small device, then put's it in the breast pocket of his brown coat.

he punches the 'com button:

"ok crew, here's the lowdown on this job.
the bank president was a suspected war criminal in the war for independence.
he was an ALLIANCE officer who ran a type of concentration camp which conducted 'tests' on captured INDEPENDENT soldiers.
after the war, he was given the cushy job of running this bank here in paradise.
the catch here is that some of the families of the captured INDEPENDENT soldiers have contacts in the financial industry and have learned that the bank is holding volumes of captured documents which have untold value in the black market.
the bounty is high for any documents we can bring to our black market contact.
i've just received the access codes to the main safe where the archives are.
once we're in i'll be in safe cracking mode.
OREO will handle logistics on this one, so gear up according to what he needs.
be in the cargo bay in 10." - TRANQUILITYS LEVEL 5 [SECURE CHANNEL]


Friday, November 13, 2009 4:24 PM








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